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Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Patrons dine and drink in the new Two Dogs Taphouse at Third and Ford streets on Friday evening. Owner David Queener called the financial impact of the state’s new restrictions “significant.” Restaurants will be limited to takeout service from Nov. 18 to Dec. 2.

 
Downtown restaurants brace for another blow

On Sunday, 1882 Grille closed temporarily for the fourth time this year. Its latest closure is in response to new COVID-19 restrictions the state of Oregon announced last Friday, which include limiting ...
City of McMinnville map##Draft UGB Proposal as of Oct. 13: yellow shade represents added land for Urban Holding; red for commercial; dark blue for industrial; and light blue is floodplain. The red line indicates the area one mile from the current UGB, but only shaded land is proposed to be added.

 
Land-use watch groups on board with UGB expansion plan

McMinnville’s proposal to expand its urban growth boundary has received approval from Friends of Yamhill County and 1000 Friends of Oregon, land use watchdog groups whose opposition prevented the ...
Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville Mayor Scott Hill celebrates his reelection with council member Remy Drabkin and Donna Day during a Tuesday night party at Pacific Reflex Signs. Friends and family joined Hill to watch as vote counting results showed the mayor with a large lead over challenger Heidi Parker.

 
In McMinnville, the day belongs to incumbents

After heated election season, Mayor Hill, Councilors Menke and Garvin hold onto seats, Chenoweth will come aboard

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Scott Hill takes in the moment as friends and family celebrate the initial returns on Election night, showing the mayor with a large lead over challenger Heidi Parker.

 
Hill wins second term as McMinnville's mayor

Scott Hill has won a second term as McMinnville's mayor.

Unofficial results show the incumbent with 8,817 votes, or 59.93%, to contender Heidi Parker's 5,828 votes, or 39.61%.

Chris Chenoweth

 
Chenoweth wins council seat over McCracken in Ward 1

[Updated Wednesday 2:40 a.m.] An open seat for Ward 1 on the McMinnville City Council will go to Chris Chenoweth, who has 2,300 votes, or 57.33%, in unofficial results, in his race against U.S. ...
Kellie Menke

 
Menke retains Ward 2 seat on Mac city council

[Update Wednesday 2:50 a.m.] Longtime councilor Kellie Menke has held off a contentious run by opponent Brittany Ruiz to keep her Ward 2 seat on the McMinnville city council. Menke has 3,644 votes, or ...
Rusty Rae/News-Register##McMinnville City Councilor Adam Garvin checks the initial results Tuesday night with his fiancée, Trish Williams, during a small election night gathering with friends at the Blue Moon.

 
Ward 3 councilor Garvin wins second term in McMinnville

[Updated Wednesday 3 a.m.] In Ward 3, McMinnnville Councilor Adam Garvin has kept his seat for another term. In unofficial results, Garvin's vote count was 2,585, or 61.64%. McMinnville community organizer ...

Local races generate big spending

Campaign finance records show this election cycle has been the most expensive in McMinnville’s history. As of Thursday, total contributions to races for three council positions and the mayor’s ...
Jodie DeJonge

 
New reporter hired full time; DeJonge moves on

... reporters.  Her final day with the News-Register was last week. Meanwhile, the News-Register has hired Dora Totoian as a full-time reporter. She will cover the McMinnville city beat along with other assignments.   DeJonge ...

Broader civic involvement should be a universal goal

In a front page story in today’s edition, reporter Dora Totoian asks: How well do city managers, councils and mayors in Yamhill County reflect the ethnic and demographic ...

 
Who governs us: In Yamhill County, cities seek to broaden leadership

After a summer of protests and conversations prompted many residents of Yamhill County to reflect on race and equity in life and work, the fall election season poses an interesting question: Who governs ...
Rusty Rae/News-Register##Alumbra Cellars viticulturist and vineyard manager Elena Rodriguez harvests grapes in the  Alumbra Red  section.

 
Harvest of Hope: Yamhill County winemakers navigate 2020's unique challenges

Joel Kiff always hoped that one year he could pick all the grapes from his 9-acre McMinnville vineyard himself, to say he had personally completed each step of the winemaking process. In a normal year, ...
Rusty Rae/News-Register##Tynan Pierce is seeking to represent Ward 3 on the McMinnville City Council.

 
Election 2020: Pierce focuses on racial equity, climate justice in bid for Mac council

McMinnville community organizer Tynan Pierce is focusing on racial equity, workers’ rights and climate justice in his challenge of incumbent Adam Garvin for a seat on the McMinnville city council. As ...
Rusty Rae/News-Register##Adam Garvin is running for re-election to the McMinnville City Council in Ward 3.

 
Election 2020: Garvin puts priority on livability in Mac city council re-election bid

Adam Garvin, a third-generation McMinnville businessman, is running for a second term on the city council in an effort to maintain the city’s livability and ensure residents can comfortably work ...

 
Mac city council candidate's husband blasts Peralta, who says criticism unfounded

City council candidate Brittany Ruiz’s husband, Javier Ruiz, used the public comment portion of Tuesday’s McMinnville city council meeting to lambast councilor Sal Peralta, criticizing his ...
Maria Rocio Nambo

 
Business as Unusual: Farmworkers face COVID, wildfire risks

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, farmworker Carlos Ramirez didn’t take the virus risk too seriously. He treated it like something of a joke, he said, until it started infecting people he ...

In Lafayette, 9 run for 4 council seats

Nine residents are vying for four seats on the Lafayette city council in the Nov. 3 general election, while the current council president is running without opposition for mayor. The council is ...
Rusty Rae/News-Register##Chris Chenoweth is taking a second run at the McMinnville City Council  for the love of Mac.

 
Chenoweth focuses on business, policing, housing in second bid for office

When Chris Chenoweth moved to McMinnville at age 12, it took him a while to adjust. It didn’t compare with his former home outside Seattle and other students picked on him. But fairly soon, he fell ...
Rusty Rae/News-Register##Lisa McCracken says running for city council is a  continuation of service  to the community.

 
Sustainable growth is a priority for McCracken in council bid

In August 2008, Lisa McCracken had recently left the Navy and settled into her new role supporting disabled veterans searching for employment. The following month, the stock market crashed, and she suddenly ...
Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville mayor candidate Heidi Parker, left, and current Mayor Scott Hill answer questions posed by moderator Victoria Keister during a GOP forum at the American Legion hall.

 
McMinnville candidates for mayor make their case in forums

McMinnville Mayor Scott Hill and challenger Heidi Parker described two different visions of city leadership at recent candidate forums organized by Yamhill County Republican Women and the McMinnville Lions ...
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